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« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2013, 08:02:01 PM »

I understand the RS4 is lauded as using the best components/wood etc. I see the Forum V pictured has a pretty impressive top, is the mahogany body/neck etc of a higher grade?
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« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2013, 09:32:00 PM »

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« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2013, 09:43:18 PM »

I understand the RS4 is lauded as using the best components/wood etc. I see the Forum V pictured has a pretty impressive top, is the mahogany body/neck etc of a higher grade?

I would think so.  These were especially selected for this limited run.  In any case, all their necks and body woods are of very high quality.
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« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2013, 09:57:43 PM »

I would think so.  These were especially selected for this limited run.  In any case, all their necks and body woods are of very high quality.
The highest quality actually. Regardless of brand Larrivee Collins, Gibson etc. These had been set aside by ML and JCL for something very special and the Forum V was considered by ML to be very special. The light weight of the mahogany and the beautiful figured top is what makes the Forum V very very special.
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« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2013, 11:46:35 PM »

Also, the finish was a special 'Forum V' color - ice tea burst.  Lets not forget the wicked mini's, though not every FV had those.
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« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2013, 02:09:40 AM »

I had forgotten about the custom color finish.  That's another feature that makes these ten one of a kind.

OK, that doesn't make logical sense.  Shall I say, 10 of a kind?  rolleye
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« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2013, 06:51:39 PM »

Greetings all 

I thought I would add to the information loop here.  bigrin  I was the original owner of #7.  I can attest that it is a stellar guitar, with several upgrades over regular RS-4 including the figured maple cap, the beautiful inlay on the headstock and the iced tea burst finish.  It plays and sounds great.  The only reason I moved it is that I already have an RS-4 (all mahogany with the G3 humbuckers) that is my main electric. 

It is really a matter of taste as far as pick-up preference.  The mini's had great articulation, and had a faster attack and were a little hotter than the HB's.  The mini's sounded great clean as well as with overdrive, and I think would cut through well in a band setting or mix.     

To conclude the story, I hadn't really planned to move the Forum V but I am playing only acoustic lately and DreaminColor listed a nice OM guitar in the marketplace that caught my eye, so we worked out a trade involving the Forum V.

I would like to add that DreaminColor was great to work with, is very trustworthy and is very knowledgeable about guitars.   

Sometimes it takes a little while for a guitar to find its ideal owner, and I hope this #7 gets played a lot by someone !   
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« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2013, 04:26:22 AM »

Greetings all 

I thought I would add to the information loop here.  bigrin  I was the original owner of #7.  I can attest that it is a stellar guitar, with several upgrades over regular RS-4 including the figured maple cap, the beautiful inlay on the headstock and the iced tea burst finish.  It plays and sounds great.  The only reason I moved it is that I already have an RS-4 (all mahogany with the G3 humbuckers) that is my main electric. 

It is really a matter of taste as far as pick-up preference.  The mini's had great articulation, and had a faster attack and were a little hotter than the HB's.  The mini's sounded great clean as well as with overdrive, and I think would cut through well in a band setting or mix.     

To conclude the story, I hadn't really planned to move the Forum V but I am playing only acoustic lately and DreaminColor listed a nice OM guitar in the marketplace that caught my eye, so we worked out a trade involving the Forum V.

I would like to add that DreaminColor was great to work with, is very trustworthy and is very knowledgeable about guitars.   

Sometimes it takes a little while for a guitar to find its ideal owner, and I hope this #7 gets played a lot by someone !   


Hmmmmmmmmmmm...........another Forum V with minis to go with my P90 one...................that'd be so sweet............NO NO wake up.  Must not cave, must not cave    crying
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« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2013, 03:41:43 PM »

I've been an acoustic player for a long time and only began playing electric a few years ago. I've had the good fortune to own a number of (too many) luthier-built acoustic guitars, as well as several examples from the smaller builders (Collings, Santa Cruz, Bourgeois, Goodall, etc.). I am extremely impressed with the build quality, attention to detail and materials used in this Forum V model. These are truly top notch instruments. "jojo123" described the mini humbuckers well. I will add that they take some of the best characteristics of traditional humbuckers and single coil (Fender type) pups without the muddiness I sometimes hear in humbuckers and harshness I sometimes hear in singles. They are more "immediate" and clearer than humbucker guitars I've owned. The Forum V is very powerful in my (Mesa Electra Dyne) amp.

My reason for selling is strictly for ergonomic reasons. I have some back/neck/wrist issues that have really limited the selection of guitars I can play comfortably - especially when standing. Smaller guitars with short scales seem to fit me better. I've been playing my Hamer Artist exclusively these days. It's unfortunate, because the Larrivee is a fantastic guitar.
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« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2013, 07:33:47 PM »

Just concluded the arrangements to buy this guitar, Forum V #7, from DreaminColor.  Now I have to settle in for the wait to ship from Virginia to Vancouver, B.C.  Can't wait to get my hands on it!!
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« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2013, 08:16:20 PM »

Just concluded the arrangements to buy this guitar, Forum V #7, from DreaminColor. 
Great!!!! Will be waiting to hear your impressions
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« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2013, 08:31:24 PM »

Just concluded the arrangements to buy this guitar, Forum V #7, from DreaminColor.  Now I have to settle in for the wait to ship from Virginia to Vancouver, B.C.  Can't wait to get my hands on it!!

THANK YOU! i haven't had a good nights sleep since this was listed. Deliberating what I could finagle....

Congratulations, enjoy
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« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2013, 04:35:41 PM »

Just concluded the arrangements to buy this guitar, Forum V #7, from DreaminColor.  Now I have to settle in for the wait to ship from Virginia to Vancouver, B.C.  Can't wait to get my hands on it!!

Awesome, you are getting a very special instrument.  Even more so since it is probably one of only a couple that has minis in both positions.  Id love to hear your opinion and even some sound clips (I'm curious what the mini sounds like in bridge position).

Congrats.
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« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2013, 01:11:37 AM »

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Awesome, you are getting a very special instrument.  Even more so since it is probably one of only a couple that has minis in both positions.  Id love to hear your opinion and even some sound clips (I'm curious what the mini sounds like in bridge position). Congrats.

Thanks.  I'll try recording the p/u's on my Boss eBand and see if I can produce anything worth listening too.

I should have the guitar on Friday.
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« Reply #34 on: December 05, 2015, 06:57:58 PM »

 
Dear all,
Please forgive me for renewing this thread, however....
This thread identifies all three owners of the RS-4 Forum V #7 who had the guitar before me.
So I wanted to add myself, for history!
The guitar arrived Nov 25, 2015, and it is great. I had been looking around for an RS-4 for awhile, and when I saw it posted for sale, I sort of felt it was "the one" for me. I jumped on it, and I was right.
I will post more on this guitar later somewhere else.
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« Reply #35 on: December 06, 2015, 08:07:37 PM »

Congrats!

The last time this was up for sale, I remember thinking that someone was going to wind up getting a pretty special guitar.  If didn't already have one, I'd have been all over it.  Since I originally got my Forum V, I've managed to get a couple older Hamers as well.  They've got something pretty special going on too, but my Larrivee is still probably the nicest guitar I own.  Whoever built these was doing something pretty amazing.   I'm not sure if they did something different with this run, or what, but mine has a really special vibe to it.  It's a shame the RS-4's got lost in the world of boutique guitars.  Larrivee was doing awesome things with them.
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« Reply #36 on: December 07, 2015, 06:44:37 AM »

I recently purchased a "vintage" Music Man 212 HD 150 combo ca. 1976.  I've been getting to know it, so to speak, by playing all my electric guitars through it, tweaking knobs and settings, etc.  It's an awesome-sounding amp with tons of classic tone with any guitar I plug into it.  They all sound good, yet my Forum V with P90's really comes alive with that amp and is definitely a cut above the rest of all of those guitars in terms of tone, balance, response to picking, dynamics.  But then again, it beats them all no matter which amp. I use to compare them.

When you add that to how well it actually plays and feels, like many have already stated, it's the best electric guitar I've ever experienced.  And it's a hell of a good-looker to boot.

I'm actually a little surprised that #7 has changed hands that many times.
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